ACLJ Uncovers Recently Declassified Biden Documents About Bungled Afghanistan Withdrawal – Cared More About Environmental Concerns Than Securing the Drawdown


Jordan Sekulow

July 6

3 min read

Foreign Policy



Environmental concerns like pollution are more important than the lives and safety of American military personnel. At least that’s what the Biden Administration believes, according to shocking new recently declassified documents the ACLJ just uncovered (Part 1, Part 2).

We knew that President Joe Biden completely botched the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan, needlessly costing the lives of 13 service members, not to mention Afghan allies, civilians, and countless Christians.

But you won’t believe what our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit just revealed – President Biden was more worried about Afghanistan’s environment than he was about the lives of American soldiers, and as Commander in Chief, that is not only completely unacceptable but also offensive. Biden needs to be held accountable, which is why we filed our FOIA in the first place.

According to one of the over 200 pages of documents we’ve just received two years after filing our demand, the focus wasn’t on how we would get our soldiers out of Afghanistan. It wasn’t about protecting Afghani interpreters and other civilians who allied themselves with the United States. The Biden Administration was more concerned about the environmental cleanup of Bagram Air Base.

The document, which is marked as “CLASSIFIED,” actually states: “Hazardous waste must be disposed of before the U.S. forces leave Afghanistan.” Hazardous waste is bad, but ISIS killing 13 soldiers will always be worse. And that’s on President Biden now for kowtowing to the will of the Left’s Green New Deal.

And we have no problem with trying to maintain the airport. But while cleaning up environmental concerns was clearly top of mind for the Biden Administration, there’s no mention even of the military equipment and weapons that were left behind in Biden’s hasty withdrawal – which now reside in the hands of the Taliban – let alone protecting human lives.

What’s really sad here is that back in 2021, we chalked up Biden’s disastrous withdrawal to simply being ill-prepared and not putting enough thought and care into making a plan. Now we see that, no, there was, in fact, a Biden plan – it just didn’t place protecting the lives of our troops as its first priority. It’s no wonder the Biden Administration took two years to respond to our FOIA. They didn’t want the world to know they did have a plan, but it was an incompetent plan that went sideways and ended up costing more lives.

Every American should be angry today. Brave soldiers were killed because President Biden and his advisers didn’t protect them. And deadly military equipment was just left behind for terrorists.

Today’s full Sekulow broadcast includes more analysis of the incendiary documents we’ve just received in response to our FOIA against the Biden Administration. We’re also joined by ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy and former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell with an update on negotiations between Ukraine and Russian officials, as well as his reaction to our latest revelation about the Afghanistan withdrawal.

Watch the full broadcast below: